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sperm oil

noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellow, thin, water-insoluble liquid obtained from the sperm whale, used chiefly as a lubricant in light machinery, as watches, clocks, and scientific apparatus.
Origin of sperm oil
1820-1830
1820-30
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sperm oil

noun
1.
an oil obtained from the head of the sperm whale, used as a lubricant
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